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GE 1997 Ford Aerostar

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Ford Aerostar specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Ford Aerostar warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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1997 Ford Aerostar Standard Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van 118.9 in. WB1997 Ford Aerostar XLT Rear-wheel Drive Wagon 118.9 in. WB1997 Ford Aerostar XLT Rear-wheel Drive Extended Wagon 118.9 in. WB
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$17,235$17,925$20,865
    Invoice *$15,607$16,214$18,801
    Engine3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpmStandard:3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpmAvailable:4.0L V-6 152 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 2,500 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/ODStandard:4-spd auto w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City17.0 mpg16.1 mpg16.1 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy23.0 mpg23.0 mpg23.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpmStandard:3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpmAvailable:4.0L V-6 152 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 2,500 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/ODStandard:4-spd auto w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator95 amp95 amp95 amp
    Battery72 amp72 amp heavy duty72 amp heavy duty
    Axle Ratio3.733.73Standard:4.10Available:3.55
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank21.0 gal.21.0 gal.21.0 gal.
    ExhaustN/Astainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels14.0 " steel14.0 " steel14.0 " steel
    Front TiresP546/75SR14.0BSW ASP215/70SR14.0BSW ASP215/75SR14.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and WheelStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-sizefull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity277
    Front Seat TypeStandard:bucketAvailable:captaincaptaincaptain
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front ArmrestsAvailable:driver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-way4-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls2-way4-way4-way
    Rear SeatsN/AStandard:full benchAvailable:captainStandard:full benchAvailable:full captain
    Rear Child SeatsN/AAvailable:2Available:2
    Third Row SeatsN/AStandard:full benchAvailable:full convertabed benchStandard:full benchAvailable:full convertabed bench
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:clothclothcloth
    Door TrimN/Acloth w/carpet lowercloth w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfrontfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Roof FeaturesN/AAvailable:roof rackAvailable:roof rack
    Vanity Mirrorspassengerdual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove BoxN/Aglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading LightsN/AAvailable:frontAvailable:front
    Floor Consolepartialpartialpartial
    Cup HolderN/Afrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Seatback StorageN/AAvailable:2Available:2
    Door BinsN/Adualdual
    Underseat TrayN/Afrontfront
    Cargo Floor Trimvinyl/rubbercarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid TrimN/Aplasticplastic
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualmanualmanual
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AAvailable:rear air with separate controlsAvailable:rear air with separate controls
    Rear HeaterN/AAvailable:auxiliary rear heaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heater
    RadioStandard:clockAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium seek-scanpremium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDN/AAvailable:singleAvailable:single
    SpeakersAvailable:3Standard:4Available:performanceStandard:4Available:performance
    AntennaN/Afixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controls
    Door LocksN/AStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/Amechanicalmechanical
    Power Outlets111
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    Trip OdometerN/Atrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelN/AAvailable:tiltAvailable:tilt
    Front WindowsmanualStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsAvailable:fixedslidingsliding
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/Aslidingsliding
    Tinted WindowslightStandard:lightAvailable:deepStandard:lightAvailable:deep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperN/Arear windshield wiperrear windshield wiper
    Rear DefrosterN/AAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver front-impactdriver front-impactdriver front-impact
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count3 doors3 doors3 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume141.4 cu.ft.133.4 cu.ft.172.5 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length174.9 "174.9 "190.3 "
    Exterior Width71.7 "71.7 "72.0 "
    Exterior Height72.9 "72.3 "74.0 "
    Wheelbase119 "119 "119 "
    Front Tread62 "62 "62 "
    Rear Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Turning RadiusN/A21.2 '21.2 '
    Curb Weight3,411 lbs.3,721 lbs.3,558 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A1,202 lbs.1,202 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A1,338 lbs.1,338 lbs.
    Max Trailer WeightN/A4,799 lbs.4,799 lbs.
    Front Legroom41.3 "41.3 "41.3 "
    Rear LegroomN/A38.6 "39.4 "
    Front Headroom39.4 "39.5 "39.5 "
    Rear HeadroomN/A38.1 "38.1 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/A38.4 "38.5 "
    Front Shoulder RoomN/A60.2 "60.2 "
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/A60.2 "60.0 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/A61.1 "61.5 "
    Interior Cargo Volume141.4 cu.ft.N/AN/A
  • Exterior Features
    Running BoardsN/AAvailable:running boardsAvailable:running boards
    BumperscoloredStandard:blackAvailable:coloredcolored
    Rear Step BumperN/Arear step bumperrear step bumper
    Bodyside MoldingsN/AAvailable:blackAvailable:black
    Bodyside InsertN/AAvailable:chromeAvailable:chrome
    Grille MoldingscoloredStandard:chromeAvailable:coloredchrome
    PaintmonotoneStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with stripeStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with stripe
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualStandard:dual manual, convex spotter passengerAvailable:dual power remote, convex spotter passengerStandard:dual manual, convex spotter passengerAvailable:dual power remote, convex spotter passenger
    TraileringAvailable:class IAvailable:class IAvailable:class I
    Trailering HarnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harness
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Standard Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van 118.9 in. WB
XLT All-wheel Drive Extended Wagon 118.9 in. WB
XLT Rear-wheel Drive Wagon 118.9 in. WB
XLT Rear-wheel Drive Extended Wagon 118.9 in. WB
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Ford Aerostar safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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